Welcome to the English/Language Arts Department Homepage!
The English Language Arts Department is committed to providing instruction that inspires readiness for college and careers as well as positions students for high level of success on performance assessments. Through fidelity in implementation of research-based strategies for remediating struggling learners as well as enriching students who are meeting and exceeding expectations, we are confident that all students will grow academically and assume a path to achieving their God-given potentials.
Our department recognizes that to effect significant positive change in student performance, we must subscribe to a “no excuse” philosophy and take all necessary steps to meet every student where they are academically and facilitate their consistent growth. Thus, we have laid out a strategic plan that starts with an important shift from teacher to student-centered learning within classrooms structurally aligned to 21st century expectations. Such classrooms promote the paradigm of constructivism in the teaching and learning process. What this means is that teachers serve as guides for students to find individual meaning in their learning through continuous reflection, questioning, and assessment--- both individually and as cooperative groups. In this way, students take more ownership of their learning and become intrinsically motivated to excel academically.
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